Bad news

The Globe reports this morning:


…a new poll suggests it’s not likely to be deeply controversial: Large majorities of Canadians believe climate change is a threat to the country’s economic future.

The Nanos Research Group poll of 1,000 Canadians – conducted for The Globe and Mail and CTV News – found that 73 per cent agree or somewhat agree that “climate change presents a significant threat to our economic future,” while only 16 per cent disagree or somewhat disagree. The telephone survey, conducted between Nov. 21 and 24, carries a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

The poll finds a clear view among Canadians: 72 per cent think the science of climate change is irrefutable, 79 per cent believe Canada’s international reputation has been hurt by its previous efforts, and 63 per cent indicate they would pay more for certain products so Canada could meet its climate commitments.

It is hardly surprizing given the astonishing levels of propaganda aimed us that 73% agree that climate change represents a significant threat to our economic future. It is somewhat heartening that 16% still are able to disagree.

You may well imagine my sense that world has gone mad; but Canadians will eventually grow out of this delusion as policy-directed unemployment increases their poverty. Switching out of fossil fuels without a clear plan to go nuclear is way more important than switching to margarine from butter, as we did in the last pseudo-scientific scare.